Bryant, Jen Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Illustrated by Boris Kulikov PICTURE BOOK Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. $17.99 Content: G.
When Louis was five years old, he had an accident that made him blind in one eye. An infection spread to his other eye, rendering him completely blind. Louis was an intelligent boy who hungered for reading and writing. When he couldn’t find any satisfying solutions for his need for knowledge, he begged his family to let him go away to school. While at the Royal School for the Blind, Louis was still not satisfied with the limits of his reading, so over years he invented the system we know as braille.
This book is a great succinct biography about Louis Braille’s early years. The illustrations are muted and not very colorful. At the end of the book there is a question and answer section about Louis. Also there is a picture of the whole braille alphabet which is fun to use.
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.